Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland (A) Game

Three points. Erm, that's about it on the 'positives' front. Ok, slightly unfair as individual performances from the likes of Stones and McCarthy couldn't be faulted, but in terms of quality of football, it was a bit chalk and cheese from last week. Somehow, the emotional high from last week, combined with a desperate Sunderland … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Sunderland (A) Game

Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Everton reignited their push for Champions League football with a thrilling victory at St James Park. Three brilliant goals by the Blues was far too much for Newcastle as Roberto Martinez' men made it four successive Premier League wins to move back into fifth place in the table. Martinez made two changes to the side … Continue reading Newcastle United 0-3 Everton – Match Report

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Cardiff (H) Game

Apart from Gerry's deflected scuff, and Seamus' piledriver-thunderbolt-worldy at the end, there wasn't too much to get excited about at the Cardiff game. There was, however, some things to get what might be called 'excitable' about. I am fast coming to the conclusion that we've lost our way a bit at this stage of the … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Cardiff (H) Game

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham Game

I'm always a bit wary when I read statistics.... "Everton unbeaten at Goodison Park in the League in 2013". "Everton have only lost one game all season". And most worrying of the lot - "Fulham have never won at Goodison Park". It's as if these stats only come out just as records of their type … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Fulham Game

Everton vs Fulham – Match Preview

Everton return to Goodison Park on Saturday after two tremendous performances on the road. The Blues followed up the spectacular 4-0 win over Stoke with four points away from home, firstly beating Manchester United thanks to a goal from Bryan Oviedo, before snatching a richly deserved point at the Emirates thanks to a late equaliser from … Continue reading Everton vs Fulham – Match Preview

Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Arsenal vs. Everton game on Sunday 8th December 2013. Tim Howard - 8 Seamus Coleman - 7.5 Phil Jagielka - 8 Sylvain Distin - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 7 Kevin Mirallas - 7.5 James McCarthy - 8.5 Ross Barkley - 9 Gareth Barry - 8 Steven Pienaar - 7 Romelu … Continue reading Arsenal 1-1 Everton – Player Ratings

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

A weekend, ironically, in London, meant I missed the game, so once more my view is obstructed this week by Sky coverage, and not my trusty pillar. I watched the game 'as live' without even a hint of either the score or the manner of the performance, and so imagine my astonishment when watching MOTD2 … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Arsenal Game

Everton 4-0 Stoke City – Player Ratings

St Dom-index Player Ratings for the Everton vs Stoke City game on Saturday 30th November 2013. Tim Howard - 7 Seamus Coleman - 7 Sylvain Distin - 7.5 Phil Jagielka - 7 Bryan Oviedo - 8.5 Steven Pienaar - 8 James McCarthy - 7.5 Gareth Barry - 9 Leon Osman - 7.5 Gerard Deulofeu - 7 Romelu … Continue reading Everton 4-0 Stoke City – Player Ratings

Deulofeu, Lukaku and Barkley – The Holy Trinity reborn

It is very rare that one team possess so much fantastic young talent at one time, but in Ross Barkley, Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku, Everton currently have three of the brightest talents in World football on their books. Evertonians should flock to Goodison to watch these precociously gifted footballers, because they all have the potential to be … Continue reading Deulofeu, Lukaku and Barkley – The Holy Trinity reborn

Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke game

Well, that was rubbish! What do we think we are doing, beating a side comprehensively like that, no hint ever of losing the game? Not even a 3-0 lead squeezed back to a 3-2 for a nervous last 15 minutes; not even dominating a game and missing a hatful of chances only to get mugged … Continue reading Obstructed View – Reflections on the Stoke game